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Dish of the Week » Gnocchi al pomodoro
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2009, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

$13.95 » These days, just about every Italian (to varying degrees) restaurant features this dumpling-cum-pasta. Fluffy potatoes lightly kneaded with flour and eggs -- what's not to like? But it's far too often the case when the texture becomes the afterthought covered in creamy pesto sauce and a blizzard of generic cheese, heft in favor of balance.

Mercifully, Michelangelo's version saves diners from the bad, the gratuitous and the unnecessary with a serving of tiny, fluffy pillows. They resemble mini marshmallows in shape and size and when coated in the bright tomato sauce proves that even these decadent morsels have a lighter no less delicious soul.

Michelangelo Ristorante is at 3005 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City; 801-466-0961. Hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday to Thursday, 5 to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m.

Vanessa Chang

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